A Swimming Treat- acrylic on canvas; 9" x 18" by Greg Newbold
This painting was done for the sequel to Winter Lullaby called Spring Song. Both were written by Barbara Seuling. In rhyming couplets children learn about different animals as come come out of the winter hibernation. In this piece for the opening couplet, a bear wakes up to search out a "swimming treat". I thought it was a little funny that our bear friend is on the verge of gobbling up this poor fish and yet the publisher wanted it to look a little more like they were just old friends saying "Hi".